The Grandmaster The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was… The Grandmaster The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was… 2013-08-23 PG-13 PT108M Action/Adventure Tony Leung Chiu Wai Ziyi Zhang The Weinstein Company
Movie Review

The Grandmaster (2013)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
GRANDMASTER FLASH OR NO FLASH? Another retelling of the tale of Ip Man, the martial arts legend
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GRANDMASTER FLASH OR NO FLASH? Another retelling of the tale of Ip Man, the martial arts legend
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Aug 23, 2013; Rated: PG-13; Length: 108 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Tony Leung Chiu Wai and Ziyi Zhang; Distributor: The Weinstein Company

The Grandmaster sounds like a kick-ass banquet. It's the story of Ip Man, the Wing Chun martial-arts legend who trained Bruce Lee, and it was directed by the heady sensualist Wong Kar-wai. Tony Leung plays Ip Man with his old-movie charisma and reserve, but the film, despite a few splendid fights, is a biohistorical muddle that never finds its center. Maybe that's because — big mistake! — it never gets to Bruce Lee. C+

Originally posted Aug 21, 2013 Published in issue #1274 Aug 30, 2013 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Sep 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
No Good Deed
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$24.5 1 $24.5 C
2.
Dolphin Tale 2
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$16.5 1 $16.5 C+
3.
Guardians of the Galaxy
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$8.0 7 $305.9 A-
4. $4.8 6 $181.0 C+
5. $4.3 5 $73.0 F
6.
The Drop
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$4.2 1 $4.2 B
7.
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$4.0 4 $44.9 C-
8.
The November Man
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$2.7 3 $22.5 C
9.
The Giver
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$2.6 5 $41.3 C-
10.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
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$2.5 6 $49.4 B
* in millions

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